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Prevention is always better than cure, and this applies to cancer as well. A well balanced diet with less fat and more green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, carrots, milk and adoption of a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise may be protective against cancer. Even though not all cancers are preventable, many deaths due to cancer can be prevented by early detection and proper treatment. Knowledge of the warning signals of cancer helps one to get an early diagnosis and successful treatment.

Fifty per cent of all cancers can be prevented. Some of the steps that you can take to prevent cancer are:-

  1. Don't smoke/quit smoking if you are already a smoker.
  2. Stop using tobacco products.
  3. Exercise regularly(at least 20 minutes a day, five times a week)
  4. Eat a healthy diet.
  5. Learn stress management techniques.